Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Weird Patterns: The Horror Film Rule of Threes

Do you see things, but think that you are crazy?

Well, you are- seek help.

I, however, am not.  Here is one (of possibly many) examples of stuff that I notice...
Here are a select list of Horror Sequels...

Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning
Paranormal Activity 3
Insidious: Chapter 3 (just announced)
Cube Zero
Ichi -1
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
Puppet Master 3
Cold Prey 3
Ringu 0
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero
Red Dragon

What do they have in common?   Well, there are two things...
They are the third Film (with some stretching).
They are all Prequels.

Weird, right?  Is there a reason?
Just for fun, here are two extra ones...

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (a film that followed 2 Seasons of the Show)
The Thing (2011) {follows the 1951 and 1982 films}

I repeat: weird, right?

1 comment:

  1. It is weird indeed. I guess it's because in many cases, the 2nd part is basically the same as the first. To avoid this in a 3rd part, someone has the glorious idea to tell the audience what happened before, or so.

    Nevertheless, it's weird indeed.